Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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cd cooker: The old 30 1.4 has a filter size of 72mm I believe, but this new 30 1.4 is 62mm only?

"only"???? seriously? the filter size is what you care about?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 19:06 UTC

NEEDED: 30mm f1.4 in the NX mount version

Samsung offers only f2

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Wi-Fi and Samsung's 'Smart Camera Ecosystem' article (44 comments in total)

BS!!!!! doesn't work, extremely hard to configure with software that is deficient and incomplete for the PC end of it, and the remote viewfinder app for android doesn't work on the majority of smartphones!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 03:21 UTC as 3rd comment

Very glad that I didn't care for the wifi when I bought this... quite hard to make it work with your PC, and the remote viewfinder app is too big for the vast majority of smartphones! had to purchase a remote wired trigger instead.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 03:15 UTC as 1st comment

Now it looks like the toy that it really is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 03:12 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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Timmbits: This card sounds amazing!

QUESTION: given the pure physics of WiFi transmitting a certain amount of watts output, which draws multiples more power than a low power consumption memory card does, is there a danger to the camera equipment (if not, at least in longevity), and does it endanger the camera manufacturer's warranty?

Even if it's only 0.5 watts output, for example, it is still multiples more than the typical low power consumption SD card that our cameras are designed to power up.

FOUND IT! SD memory versus SD wifi card:
Sandisk SD card power draw: max 40mA; standby 150uA
Ambicom CF WiFi power draw: max 380mA; standby 17mA

So yeah... TEN TIMES MORE power draw...

source: http://www.davespda.com/reviews/other/sdsdiowifi.htm

As you can see, at rest, the power draw is there, but shouldn't affect battery life much, in the grand scheme of all the things that are going on in the camera, that's normal. BUT... ten times more power draw on a memory card slot is a risk...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 18:41 UTC
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Timmbits: This card sounds amazing!

QUESTION: given the pure physics of WiFi transmitting a certain amount of watts output, which draws multiples more power than a low power consumption memory card does, is there a danger to the camera equipment (if not, at least in longevity), and does it endanger the camera manufacturer's warranty?

Even if it's only 0.5 watts output, for example, it is still multiples more than the typical low power consumption SD card that our cameras are designed to power up.

@reddog: it is more like 0.23w
@squire: the standard is all nice, but if you were a camera manufacturer, would you necessarily prioritize battery life in your camera design, or design a camera for anything the world can throw at it in an SD slot?
Before we go any further, let's try and google to see how much a memory card draws, and how much THIS card draws.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 18:25 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 lens article (3 comments in total)
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cformont: So I assume this isn't the best lens to utilize for any type of landscape photos? I took some pics tonight and they came out like a painting instead of a picture. I would have used my other lens but didn't have it on me at the time. I tried closing the F stop to like f11 because i wanted more depth of field to get everything in focus but results weren't too good. Any help would be appreciated. thx!

I was just doing a lens hub search, and came across this lens... it sounded pretty good! I was just about to consider buying a GX1 for my daughter just so I can get this f/1.4 lens but with your feedback I don't know now.

For landscape, perhaps you may like to consider a wider angle lens, that is more designed for that?

I don't know if they are any good, but these came up during my search, and would be more appropriate (or at least come close) for landscape:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/sigma/lenses/sigma_m_19_2p8#
http://www.dpreview.com/products/olympus/lenses/olympus_m_17_2p8
http://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/lenses/panasonic_20_1p7
or even this zoom lens http://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/lenses/panasonic_x_12-35_2p8/specification

Do keep in mind that the relative focal length is x2 for MFT... so a 19mm is similar to a FF 38mm... you can definitely use wider for landscape. (I just wish they would start quoting in viewing angle in addition to focal length)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 18:45 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)
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koolerking: Hi,

I've been doing lots of research on a advanced pocketable camera. I'm very near purchasing the S110, but could anyone tell me if there is another camera thats very slightly bigger than the S110 but with a faster lens (but still 24mm), still able to put in your pocket, with manual control, and a better battery life. It probably doesn't exist as I think I've exhausted the possibilities!

I have mu Nikon D7000 for my work, a Lumix LX3 for carrying around, but I've really not taken the LX3 out with me for a while as its still not really pocketable and I'm pretty sure the Lx5 and now the LX7 aren't any smaller, but I would still like a smaller wide lens camera with the same sort of control over the shot and a bright lens. On top of that I really don't want to spend the Sony RX100 type of money (plus it's not as wide.)

Any ideas on something in this advanced class that's between the S110 and a LX# in size?

Cheers

Correction: I've been looking at the X10 in the graph, not realizing there were 2 Fujis in the graph above (page 2). The XS1's data isn't much better than the S110... unless you consider 2 of it's 3 EXR modes that double the effective size of the pixels through pairing, which would change this significantly (but those 2 modes also halve the resolution).
If I were you, I would hold it out until next round of product launches, to see if there will be more offerings with larger sensors, especially 1".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 16:47 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)
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koolerking: Hi,

I've been doing lots of research on a advanced pocketable camera. I'm very near purchasing the S110, but could anyone tell me if there is another camera thats very slightly bigger than the S110 but with a faster lens (but still 24mm), still able to put in your pocket, with manual control, and a better battery life. It probably doesn't exist as I think I've exhausted the possibilities!

I have mu Nikon D7000 for my work, a Lumix LX3 for carrying around, but I've really not taken the LX3 out with me for a while as its still not really pocketable and I'm pretty sure the Lx5 and now the LX7 aren't any smaller, but I would still like a smaller wide lens camera with the same sort of control over the shot and a bright lens. On top of that I really don't want to spend the Sony RX100 type of money (plus it's not as wide.)

Any ideas on something in this advanced class that's between the S110 and a LX# in size?

Cheers

You might like to take a look at the aperture equivalency graphs of this test group. The S110 is the worse choice you can make - any shot inthe dark and you will do better. Not only that, also consider manufacturing inconsistencies and problems that have been plaguing this category for Canon over the past years.
You already own the wide angle you want- why not get something different? Or why not just order extra batteries on ebay. You can get worse batteries, but you can get better too - look at the mAh. With each camera I purchase, I order two extra batteries - a spare to carry just in case, and an extra in case I didn't get around to recharging them which might come at the wrong moment.
Have you considered the Fuji XF1? It's sensor is nowhere nearly as large as the RX100's, but it is about 50% larger than the 1/1.7" in most of these cameras. The Fujis has 3 EXR modes, including dynamic range.
BTW, another talent of your Nikon D7000 is it's exceptionally good night mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 16:07 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)

although I have stopped using 1/1.7 format sensor cameras,
many of these would make an excellent gift for my 7 year old,
for her to learn photography with.
which one of these is coming down the most, and the fastest, in price?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:17 UTC as 52nd comment

what? only 50 bucks? I totally want some!
(I say some, because they look fragile, so I'll need replacements) lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:08 UTC as 26th comment

This card sounds amazing!

QUESTION: given the pure physics of WiFi transmitting a certain amount of watts output, which draws multiples more power than a low power consumption memory card does, is there a danger to the camera equipment (if not, at least in longevity), and does it endanger the camera manufacturer's warranty?

Even if it's only 0.5 watts output, for example, it is still multiples more than the typical low power consumption SD card that our cameras are designed to power up.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 03:40 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

I'm very surprised at how bad the a99 is in comparison to any other FF in dpr's comparison. Sony's prism does steal 30% of light from the sensor by redirecting it (alledgedly, according to what I read on here), but that would account for poorer low light performance - these pics just have the ISO cranked up under the same lighting (right?).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 16:10 UTC as 41st comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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Aroart: I'll keep it simple, if you want great video get a gh3 . Dslrs can't match it's continuous auto focus. If you want great pics go with Nikon .

ROTFL! Another MFT Troll! We're talking about a FF here... and you bring up a gh3?? are you kidding us? a MFT is for amateurs! As if the MAIN reason for buying a FF is to shoot in 1920x1080 low resolution! What are you even doing commenting here if you already have something to shoot 2MP images with?
And "great pics go with a nikon"? Oh wow, that is very scientific! Do you forget about the internal particle splashes onto the D600 sensor, and the unwillingness for Nikon to do a recall? Don't get me wrong, I like Nikon more than Canon, but what you wrote is not only unfounded, but wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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peevee1: Strange camera. On the one hand, it is clearly aimed at a non-professional - GPS, Scene modes, light weight, simplistic AF system... On the other it drops articulated screen and built-in flash... what's Canon's problem?

Yup, the big two take out features just to p!ss off customers when they are stuck lowering the price a bit! (features so inexpensive that don't even affect the final selling price)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

A $2000+ camera, and Canon couldn't afford to give it a tilting screen? Really???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:47 UTC as 42nd comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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tee1000: I'm getting more and more impressed by the Fuji X-Pro 1. It has better detail and color in direct comparison to the Canon 6D. Though you should compare JPG output, as RAW rendering of the Fuji samples in this studio test is just bad.

Just by the way. Sorry for being a bit off topic.

You are right, except that even in RAW at 3200 that apsc looks better. But in my very limited experience, these studio shots don't tell the whole story. It is one thing to crank up the ISO on the dial, it is another to use high ISO in actually low light (which is when you would be using it, and only then). At this price point, it is definitely worth renting one of each for a day to test them out in various lighting conditions and settings.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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Scorehound: DPR mentioned that the 6D lacked that "wow" factor. Well, that was the point. The 5D mkIII is the "wow" factor. Do you think Canon wants to risk losing sales on the 5D mkIII by making the 6D more appealing to those who are tantalized by the 5D mkIII? That would be counter productive. I think they knew exactly how build this camera and they knew where it should place and who it's designed for. Any landscape pro who doesn't need quick action that requires a 61 pt autofocus, a portrait photographer, real estate or fine art photographer will turn out great with this camera, saving their money for more expensive glass.

Nikon's D600 has been plagued with user complaints, and all those specs means nothing. It's a Nikon, and the Canon 6D is a Canon. If you are just getting into SLR photography and you have a choice, go with whatever brand you want. Go with Pentax if you want. I chose a Canon 6D. And it's a great camera. You don't need "wow" factor in anything but your images.

Well put. Definitely it's existence is a response to the D600. Don't forget, Nikon isn't the only manufacturer that has had a model with problems over the past two years... Canon has had quite a few more problematic models than anyone else we have observed - Just saying. (maybe it's what is manufactured in china? although that is a different topic)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On Smartphones go for a swim with waterproof cases post (5 comments in total)

nothing new... $3 on ebay for years now

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 00:01 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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